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constant dropping wears away a stone

Success is earned through persistence and determination. My swing only got better after I started practicing it every day, so I guess it's true that constant dropping wears away a stone.
See also: away, dropping, stone, wear

drip in(to) (something)

1. To slowly trickle into something, as of a liquid. There must be something wrong with the faucet because water is still dripping into the sink.
2. To slowly trickle something into something. Just drip the food coloring into the cake batter so that you don't add too much of it.
See also: drip

drip with (something)

1. Literally, to be overly saturated with some liquid. The dryer must be broken because the clothes were still dripping with water when I took them out. If you let him, Billy will add syrup to his pancakes until they're dripping with it.
2. By extension, to clearly display some quality or attitude. This usage is usually used to describe one's speech. Well, I don't believe her because her voice was dripping with sarcasm when she said it.
See also: drip

silo drippings

1. dated slang Homemade alcohol, especially that which is distilled from corn. My uncle had an operation in the backwoods making silo drippings for him and his friends.
2. dated slang Alcohol that is obtained by tapping into a silo in which grain is stored and has begun to ferment. Apparently, some of those who were hospitalized had become ill by drinking silo drippings as a way of getting free alcohol.
3. dated slang Any low-quality alcohol, especially liquor or beer. Gimme a glass of your cheapest silo drippings, Johnny!
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Constant dropping wears away a stone,

 and Constant dripping wears away a stone.
Prov. Persistence accomplishes things. Jill: How did you get Fred to give you a raise? Jane: I just kept asking him for it every week. Constant dropping wears away a stone.
See also: away, dropping, stone, wear

silo drippings

n. alcohol allegedly obtained at the base of a silo containing fermenting corn. The old-timer called his moonshine “silo drippings.”
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Caption: Rebuildable dripping atomizers are atomizers where the e-juice is dripped directly onto the coil and wick.
The new results may also apply to everyday problems such as dripping of industrial coatings or wet ceilings.
In the other study, of dripping faucets rather than ceilings, Indiana researchers have for the first time used a computer to simulate a sequence of hundreds of drips rather than just one drip.
Don't add pan drippings to sauces or basting liquids.
Sobel's ardent and uncannily timely experimentation (she used sand and enamel as well as oils and adapted glass pipettes from her husband's costume-jewelry business for dripping and blowing paint) is hard to imagine without some kind of corroborating factor.
For you to notice it, there's probably quite a bit of extra dripping going on - or the mucus thickened up if there's a sinus infection.
Brenner and Xiangdong Shi studied how the thickness, or viscosity, of a liquid affects the shapes of the drops dripping from a nozzle.
That way you'll escape the hassle of continuous dripping for days on end.
Simply put, the viewer standing before Out of the Web understands that it has been made by cutting and scraping away various biomorphic-seeming configurations from a painted surface laid down by dripping and related procedures over a Masonite board.
More broadly, for all his scrupulous attention to the minutiae of Pollock's effects, Varnedoe never explains what all the variation, indeed what dripping and pouring, are in the service of, pictorially speaking.
Let's blow this color inside this brushstroke,' I think; 'let's get this double exchange between a dripping and brushstroke.